Basil Pesto

This pesto is free of nuts and cheese for all of those that may be allergic to either. I find it hard to find any pesto free of nuts so I usually make my own. You can use this pesto and top on chicken, zucchini pasta, or an array of veggies.

Makes 4 servings
Serving size: 1/2 tbsp per serving
Prep time: 15 minutes

Ingredients for basil pesto

  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice

Directions for basil pesto

  1. Chop basil and garlic finely on a cutting board.
  2. Add olive oil and lemon juice then mix together.

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 63
  • carbohydrate: 0g
  • cholesterol: 0mg
  • fat: 7g
  • fiber: 0g
  • potassium: 34mg
  • protein: 0g
  • saturated fat: 1g
  • sodium: 1mg
  • sugar: 0g
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Disclaimer: cannot guarantee a recipe that has been scaled to make a different number of servings from the original.

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